Construction of a newly sealed road at a key freight connection in New South Wales is nearing completion, after experiencing several delays due to weather conditions.
The Kungurrabar Creek to Flagstone Creek Upgrade is completely transforming the previous section of dirt road on the Clarence Way with a 3.7km stretch of newly sealed road.
The Clarence Way is a key access road for local agricultural industries and an important connection for regional freight between Grafton and the Bruxner Highway.
The $5 million project, which commenced in early 2022, is being co-funded by the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program and NSW Government’s Bushfire Industry Recovery Package.
Wet weather and floods had a significant impact on the rollout of the project, with a total of seven weeks of work lost between February and May.
However, according to Clarence Valley Council, formation and drains are now completed across the entirety of the project.
1.2km of the road is now fully sealed, and the remainder is due to be completed by early 2023.